Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that its MicroZed and PicoZed SoMs and Zynq Mini-ITX embedded motherboards will now ship with a custom configured version of the recently released Wind River Pulsar Linux, a small-footprint commercial-grade binary Linux OS based on the Wind River Linux distribution.
Wind River Pulsar Linux simplifies the edge-to-cloud development of Avnet platforms based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC. With included support for connectivity, firmware updates and communications between the device and cloud, the software infrastructure delivered on the Avnet-designed platforms improves software development efficiency and dramatically decreases time-to-market. Developers can build applications directly in the cloud by accessing Wind River Pulsar Linux within Wind River Helix App Cloud, a cloud-based development environment for building IoT applications.
Remote field upgrade capabilities and access to Linux kernel patches and update streams from Wind River ensure that Internet-connected customer solutions remain current and are protected against security vulnerabilities. This offloads infrastructure maintenance to Wind River to keep the system current and ensures enhanced security in the field. Existing MicroZed, PicoZed and Mini-ITX users can download the Wind River Pulsar Linux image from the Zedboard.org website and install it into their systems at no charge.